On 7th September, 2021, the tallest air purification tower of the country was inaugurated in Chandigarh.
It was inaugrated to mark the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies.
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The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) had taken an initiative to install the tower at Transport Chowk, Light Point Sector 26.
This is the highest air purifier of India, which will cover around a 1km. radius around Transport Light Point.
Chandigarh is one of the non-attainment cities in the country according to National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) Norms which means it has over a five-year period not consistently met the National Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for harmful PM10, PM2.5 or NO2.
This purifier has been installed by Pious Air Pvt Limited without any cost to the UT Administration. It will also operate and maintain it for five years without any cost.
The temperature around the chowk is also expected to drop by 10-12 degrees below the rest of the city.
According to the manufacturer, the air purifier is a 24-metre-high tower-like structure, which will clean 3.88 crore cubic ft of air from the surrounding environment.
A board installed at the tower will display how much polluted air is being sucked by the tower and also how much clean air has been released into the atmosphere.